Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville area / SC
Several years ago I had a horrific fall that took months to recover - physically. Severe concussion that had me unconscious of over 5 min., cracked pelvis, broken ribs, scrapes and bruises. After a lifetime of riding I was petrified to get back on a horse. At the time of the accident I had just bought a horse that I hadn't ridden yet and, although I was perfectly fine handling her, I was almost in tears when I forced myself to finally mount up a few months after the fall.
It took over a year and a few different horses to get enough courage to ride the trails again. Even now, several years after the accident, at times, I still get butterflies when I mount a new horse.
It helps to ride a confidence builder and to ride with friends. You take courage from other riders and a good horse will help you make the comeback. The horse I am riding now, Hollywood, is a high performance gelding and it took a lot of horses inbetween then and now to be able to ride him. If I had him right after the fall, I never would have gotten back it the saddle again - he would have been the wrong horse then but he's the perfect horse now.
I'm not arguing with you, I'm just explaining why I'm right.
Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.
It's not always what you say but what they hear.
Last edited by iridehorses; 11-13-2009 at 07:08 AM.